International Courts and Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare
Across the globe, we see an increasing judicialization of sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) . Due to the morally charged and politically divisive nature of these rights, this lawfare poses particular challenges for the legitimacy of national and international courts. Focusing on international adjudication as a site of struggle, this book project analyses the legal mobilization by both 'progressive' and 'conservative' actors, international judicial behavior and outcomes in thirteen international courts and quasi-judicial bodies, and the material and political impact of SRR litigation (including counter-mobilisation and backlash). The project is a collaborative venture between Pluricourts and the Centre on Law and Social Transformation.